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Business and Community Participation Needed 11th Annual Toy Drive
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It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! BlackNLA is kicking off its 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged and at-risk youth all over Los Angeles Metro area. The latest data show that 37 million Americans are living in poverty. As a matter of fact, a greater portion of families and children live in poverty in America today […]

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Grand Opening: Celebrity Stylist Goo-Goo Atkins Opens The Style Suite Showroom at the LA Mart
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Grand Opening: Celebrity Stylist Goo-Goo Atkins Opens The Style Suite Showroom at the LA Mart By Amber Wilson Perhaps like me, you first saw Goo-Goo Atkins on the hit reality show Mary Mary, effortlessly styling her two older sisters Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell from the award-winning gospel group Mary Mary. Season after season, Goo-Goo has managed to pull off […]

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Review: Choir Boy @ The Geffen Playhouse – By Amber Wilson
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Review: Choir Boy @ The Geffen Playhouse By Amber Wilson This fall, Choir Boy comes to the West Coast for the first time at The Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, after originally premiering at London’s Royal Court Theatre and making its American debut at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York last year. Directed by Trip […]

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Codeblack Films Enters Multi-Picture First Look Agreement with Datari Turner
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CODEBLACK FILMS ENTERS MULTI-PICTURE FIRST LOOK AGREEMENT WITH DATARI TURNER PR Newswire SANTA MONICA, Calif.– Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) company, announced today that it has entered into a first look agreement with acclaimed independent producer Datari Turner.  Under the terms of the agreement, Codeblack will have all distribution rights to Turner’s microbudget film productions throughout the U.S. and […]

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Sam’s Club® Supports Early Detection of Diabetes with Free Screenings for Its Members and the Public – – In-club screenings available on Saturday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -
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For Immediate Release September 03, 2014 Contact Information Sam’s Club Media Relations Tara Raddohl 1-800-331-0085 SamsClub.com/newsroom (BPRW) Sam’s Club® Supports Early Detection of Diabetes with Free Screenings for Its Members and the Public – In-club screenings available on Saturday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – (BLACK PR WIRE) — BENTONVILLE, Ark.–According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital raises $5 million
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Check out this jam: Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital has closed $5 million in Series A financing. Launched last year by the Def Jam co-founder, the multi-platform digital media company curates comedy, music, news, poetry and “innovative artistry” on its YouTube channel and other platforms like the Samsung-sponsored ADD52 website highlighting emerging musicians. The round was led by Greycroft Partners, […]

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African-American women more likely to be diagnosed with higher risk breast cancer

African-American women more likely to be diagnosed with higher risk breast cancer A research study led by cancer specialists at MedStar Washington Hospital Center found that African-American women frequently present with biologically less favorable subtypes of breast cancer. Researchers at the Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute analyzed the biology of breast cancer in 100 African-American women, using a method of […]

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Perception of Black Males: Seeing Should Not Always Be Believing

For Immediate Release September 30, 2013 Contact Information Dr. Frederick B. Covington http://www.JustNotMeBook.com (BPRW) Perception of Black Males: Seeing Should Not Always Be Believing (BLACK PR WIRE) – As a pediatric occupational therapist one of my areas of expertise is visual perception. Many people confuse this with visual acuity or simply being able to see an object. This confusion causes […]

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4th ANNUAL SOULNIC has been postponed to the summer of 2014!
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4th ANNUAL SOULNIC has been postponed to the summer of 2014! Dear SOULNIC supporter, On behalf of the entire SOULNIC team, we sincerely thank everyone who has supported our 2013 Annual SOULNIC Family Music Dance Festival. Since SOULNIC 2010, we have been committed to creating a unique event that is designed to bring families and community together to enjoy Soulful […]

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Breathe Easier This Summer: Tips to Control Your Child’s Asthma
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  For Immediate Release May 07, 2013 Contact Information NHLBI Communications 301-496-4236 NHLBI_news@nhlbi.nih.gov (BPRW) Breathe Easier This Summer: Tips to Control Your Child’s Asthma (BLACK PR WIRE) — As the school year draws to a close and the temperature rises, children and families everywhere start to look forward to the simple pleasures of summer—jumprope, sunshine, playing ball, and cookouts. However, […]

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Cancer Research Needs LA County to Join The Fight Today
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Cancer Research Needs LA County to Join The Fight Today From April 18 through May 9, the American Cancer Society is sharing an unprecedented opportunity with LA County Residents to change the face of cancer for future generations by enrolling in a historic long-term study. 300,000 diverse men and women ages 30 to 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to enroll in […]

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Wells Fargo commits to lending $55 billion to women-owned businesses by the year 2020
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For Immediate Release March 11, 2013 Contact Information Media: Alice Hartnett 704-715-9115 alice.hartnett@wellsfargo.com Jennifer Langan 213-253-3452 jennifer.l.langan@wellsfargo.com Spanish-language media: Maria Fernanda Trochimezuk 310-696-9585 maria.fernanda@jelenagroup.com (BPRW) Wells Fargo commits to lending $55 billion to women-owned businesses by the year 2020 (BLACK PR WIRE) – SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2013 – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), America’s No. 1 small business […]

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We Are Empowered: Alicia Keys Wants to Change the Way Women Think About HIV
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    For Immediate Release March 07, 2013 Contact Information Rakesh Singh Kaiser Family Foundation rsingh@kff.org 650-854-9400 Kylen Preator Griffin Schein kpreator@griffinshein.com 323-892-2080 (BPRW) WE ARE EMPOWERED: ALICIA KEYS WANTS TO CHANGE THE WAY WOMEN THINK ABOUT HIV – New Campaign from Greater Than AIDS Focuses on Women & HIV/AIDS in America – (BLACK PR WIRE) – MENLO PARK, CA, […]

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Los Angeles Urban League Honors 90 That Built LA With Exhibit
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It’s never too late nor too early to learn your history. One month before the country celebrates the re-election of its first black president, and two months before it marks Black History Month on its national calendar, the LA Urban League takes a moment to celebrate its own “90 plus year milestone of serving the city of Los Angeles” with […]

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Django: A Story Still Chained…A controversial, racial, and political film released on Christmas day as a gift from Hollywood but to whom?
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“Django: Unchained“… A  controversial, racial, and political film released on Christmas day as a gift from Hollywood but to whom? The wrapping looks like Kente cloth, but upon closer inspection the Kente is fake.  But who cares, right, since the wrapping paper people generally throw away? It’s the so called “gift” we’re after. Still, as with most things, presentation is […]

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M.B.A. Series on Collaboration and Innovation – Where Do We Go From Here?
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Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend an intimate discussion with Hill Harper, Debra Martin Chase, Lisa Jones Johnson and several others, discussing how we can use collaboration and innovation to help motivate young professionals under 40 to create leadership roles within our community.  One of the main goals of this event was to allow the focused topic to prompt listeners to […]

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9th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children Looking For Business and Community Participation
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BlackNLA 9th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children 9th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children Looking For Business and Community Participation Learn how we’re helping children this season, and how you can too! It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! BlackNLA is kicking off its 9th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged and at-risk youth all over the Los Angeles […]

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Flo Rida’s new album “Wild Ones” drops July 3rd
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BlackNLA Around Town BlackNLA had the chance to check out Flo Rida along with about 80 fans at AMP Red Bull Sound Stage as he gave us a preview of his new album Wild Ones. Wild Ones is the fourth studio album by Flo Rida; and will be released on July 3rd, 2012 just in time for the 4th of […]

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BlackNLA – Pre BET Awards Producers Ball w/ Jermaine Dupri

On June 29th BlackNLA co-hosted the 6th Annual Producers Ball Hosted by Jermaine Dupri at Mansion Hollywood in conjunction with So So Def Entertainment, Epic Records, Global 14, Akoo, NUVO and more. In the house: Warren G, Ciera Payton, Haitian Fresh, Jackie Christie, Mopreme Shakur, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Tee, DJ Jam-X, DJ SIdekick, Leah LaBelle, Jake and Papa, the Page […]

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BlackNLA’s Q&A with Business Entrepreneur
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BlackNLA’s Q&A with Entrepreneur Today, we are talking to Bruce E. Mattare owner of Tronix Country, a company that provides financing for a wide selection of electronics. After seeing his commercials on television, we wanted to get a better understanding of how his business got started. He’s shared with us information about his career, his business, and even some tips […]

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The Bridge: Making Love or Making Hate
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By Darryl James There is a choice to be made. We have to be conscious and choose for ourselves, otherwise others will choose for us. We have to choose between loving each other or embracing the growing acrimony that is festering on both sides of the gender divide. Black males and females are at war with each other in many […]

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LA Event Recap: Food Network’s HUNGER HITS HOME Documentary

LA Event Recap: Food Network’s HUNGER HITS HOME Documentary By: Amber D. Wilson On Thursday, April 12th, BlackNLA was invited to attend a special screening of the Food Network and Share our Strength’s HUNGER HITS HOME documentary, which offers a sobering glimpse into the child hunger epidemic taking place right here in the United States. Along with approximately 100 other […]

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Manipulating Obama High Stakes Interest Group Politics Speaks To True Desperation
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The reelection bid of President Barack Obama has posed some interesting dilemmas for those who helped push the change agenda. The change agenda has evolved into a manipulation agenda, whereby everybody has a new demand for the President. The new demand is an extension of the old demands of classic “stakeholder” politics; what did the President promise versus what did […]

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Anthony Samad Commentary: The MTA Vote on Leimert Park/Park Mesa-A City That Refuses To “Bet On Black”
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Check Out The Latest Commentary of Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D. MTA and The Mayor On The LeimertPark Stop Vote: This City’s Reluctance To Bet on “Black” – Even When We Win, We Lose The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority did its usual “rope-a-dope” with the black community last week on the most important infrastructure investment of the next 100 years. […]

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The Bridge: My Father’s Day Gift
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  By Darryl James       This year’s Father’s Day was indeed a great day for me. In addition to enjoying the love of my son, I reflected on the love I received as a child from my own Father. My stepfather married my mother and her eight children because he loved her. He became my Father because he […]

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The Bridge: Blacks Souled Out, Part 1

  The Bridge: Blacks Souled Out, Part 1   James Brown was affectionately referred to as “Soul Brother Number One,” not just because he was one of the leaders of Soul Music, but because he was the physical embodiment of all things representative of the Soul of Black folks. Brown had the rhythm, the rhymes, the cool walk, the cool […]

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